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Apr. 26 | CNN

Hollywood is no stranger to pandemics on the big screen. But for the real life version, there is no script.

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Apr. 26 | The Wrap

What does the entertainment industry look like on the other side of this pandemic?

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Apr. 25 | Forbes

The Hollywood movie-making process can be convoluted. When it comes to how long it takes to turn a script into a movie, the answer varies depending on who created the script. 

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Apr. 24 | Variety

Thousands of members of Israel’s entertainment industry convened in Tel Aviv Thursday night for a socially distanced protest calling on the government to provide desperately needed aid.

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Apr. 21 | IndieWire

Theater closure and production stoppages during the coronavirus pandemic have left hundreds and thousands of people in the entertainment industry out of work and in desperate need of assistance, even as people now more than ever are relying on movies and TV to get them through their days.

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Apr. 14 | Variety

The National Association of Theatre Owners has cautioned studios against shortening the movie release window, pointing to a study showing reduced potential revenues for the studios.

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Apr. 14 | Variety

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020.

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Apr. 12 | Forbes

Alibaba Pictures Group, an entertainment and film unit of China e-commerce leader Alibaba Group, expects to report up to 1.1 billion yuan to 1.2 billion yuan of losses ($157 million-$171 million) in the fiscal year ending March 31, a “significant” increase from a loss of 254 million yuan a year earlier, the company said in an announcement at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday evening ahead of the long Easter holiday.

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Apr. 11 | Daily Beast

Given the direction things have been going, maybe it shouldn’t be so much of a surprise that Trolls World Tour would end up being the most important and consequential film in modern cinematic history.

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Apr 10. | Deadline

Requests for assistance from the Actors Fund have skyrocketed during the industry’s coronavirus shutdown.

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Apr. 9 | R Newswire

Cast & Crew, which provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry, today announced a three-part program to bring its operations into alignment with the entertainment industry’s reduced production activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr. 9 | Deadline

Miriam Segal’s production company Good Films Collective (The Infiltrator, The Postcard Killings) had a juicy slate ready to go this year when COVID-19 derailed life as we know it.

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Apr. 9 | The Hollywood Reporter

A comprehensive look at what measures European countries have introduced to help film and TV companies and their employees hit by the virus crisis and lockdown regulations.

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IATSE News Release|Mar. 17

With thousands of entertainment workers displaced as a result of social distancing measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the IATSE General Executive Board approved $2.5 million in donations to three entertainment charities Tuesday. The funding will go to the Actors Fund, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and the Actors Fund of Canada.

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The Hollywood Reporter|Mar. 17

As Europe struggles to deal with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, governments across the continent are pushing for bailout and stimulus packages aimed at helping sectors including the entertainment industry that are suffering because of the pandemic.

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IATSE D2 Convention

The 2020 IATSE D2 Convention has been changed from an in person event to a virtual convention. Anybody who purchased airfare or hotel accommodations for the event should cancel them. Virtual sessions will be held Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. Details on the virtual convention will be sent to the Local Unions as soon as they become available. Please send questions to ebrown@iadistrict2.org.

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